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Paul de Lamerie

Paul de Lamerie died on the 1st of August 1751. Considered the greatest silversmith in Britain during the eighteenth-century, De Lamerie was actually born in the Dutch Republic in 1688. His Huguenot father fled religious persecution in France in 1685, … Continue reading

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New England Beginnings

Although this blog’s focus is mainly on late seventeenth-century and eighteenth-century English and Irish furniture, I do have a number of North American readers, who, on occasion, struggle to keep up. In their defence, attempting to decipher North American dates, … Continue reading

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Picture This VI

The image below is of the back of a mahogany side chair from the third quarter of the eighteenth-century. At first glance, the well drawn blend of gothic and rococo carving appears to be competently executed. However, the foliate scrolls … Continue reading

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A George III Mahogany Cabinet-on-Chest – Part Eight

Staining and polishing furniture in the rain can be frustrating to say the least! Natheless, after much corybantic activity with brush and cloth, the effulgent cabinet-on-chest is completed. “Brass shines as fair to the ignorant as gold to the goldsmiths.” … Continue reading

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